GBBO’s Mary Berry will be back on ABC this December with The Great American Baking Show, the expanded version of The Great Holiday Baking Show. Plus: Details about the new season of The Great Christmas Light Fight.
Great Christmas Light Fight
ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight concludes tonight, and its four episodes so far have made for terrific holiday television. As I’ve written before, even though the show’s title frames it as a competition and one family per episode receives $50,000, the competition is almost beside the point. But because it is a competition, there are rules. Having… continue reading
ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight returned Monday night, and though it’s just in its second year, for me it’s becoming like NBC’s The Sing-Off, an upbeat, pleasurable way to spend a few hours watching TV every December. (Alas, this year, while ABC expanded its series, NBC cut The Sing-Off short.) For its second season, there are six one-off… continue reading
Producers of ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight did not lie to participating families and tell them they’d won in order to get a reaction shot, according to the show’s executive producer. I previously reported on and reacted strongly to that news, which was contained within a newspaper interview with a contestant. I talked with… continue reading
Update and clarification, 12.19.13: After this story was published, I spoke with the series’ executive producer, who explained exactly how the show was produced and why this story is inaccurate and a result of misinformation from contestants and newspaper reports. I have updated the headline and parts of the story to be more precise about… continue reading